As the 4th of July approaches, it is a safe bet that many of us will be having backyard barbeques or parties. Alcohol is a large part of many of these celebrations, and drunk driving accidents tend to increase over holiday weekends. When a person drives under the influence of alcohol, theey are exposing themselves to both criminal and civil liability. When drunk drivers cause accidents, the victims may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Anyone who has been injured by a drunk driver should contact an experienced Woolsey personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Potential damages available in a drunk driving accident case could include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, or property damage, among others.
Even though people are largely aware of the dangers of driving under the influence, it continues to happen. Each year, hundreds of people are injured or even killed in drunk driving accidents on holiday weekends. If you are hosing or attending a party, there are certain steps that you can take to reduce the risk drunk driving and drunk driving accidents.
- Be sure to have nonalcoholic drinks available
- Serve snacks and other food
- Check IDs of guests that may be under 21
- Do not serve guests who appear intoxicated
- Be sure that all guests have a designated driver
- Take keys away from guests who have become intoxicated
Contact a Woolsey personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. In order to determine whether you have a claim, you should have the circumstances of your case reviewed by an experienced personal injury attorney. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping people injured by drunk drivers obtain justice through the legal system. It is important for anyone who has been injured in a drunk driving accident to undergo a complete medical evaluation to ensure that your injuries are properly treated and documented. In order to schedule a free consultation with one of our Fayette County PI attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.